Leavin’ Cheyenne arrives in Summit | SummitDaily.com

Leavin’ Cheyenne arrives in Summit

by Amanda Roberson

Event: Leavin’ CheyenneWhen: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday April 27-28Where: Colorado Mountain College Theatre, 103 S. Harris St., Breckenridge.Date: April 19BRECKENRIDGE – Veteran Summit County thespians Tom Hart and Bob Moore have been acting together for a long time, but they haven’t done a play together in 10 years. The two-man play “Leavin’ Cheyenne,” by Percy Granger, provided the perfect opportunity for these two friends to reunite. In fact, the play is the story of two friends, both cowboys, reuniting over a camp fire after finishing the last cattle drive ever. The railroad has come through, and, therefore, the cattle drive is to be no more. The play takes place on a prairie “somewhere” around the turn of the century.This non-descript Western setting creates the backdrop for a conversation that reveals the intricacies of their relationship and differing personalities.One cowboy has been running the cattle drive 20 years while the other just completed his first drive.Hart, who plays the rookie, “Sumbitch” Sam, said his character displays the aggressive behavior of a young hothead. Sumbitch wants to return to the last town to start a fight. Ross, the experienced cowboy played by Bob Moore, tries to talk him out of fighting with his cool collected manner.”This short play has all the intrigue necessary for a good story. It’s really all about relationships,” said Hart, who recently retired from his administrative position as division director of arts and humanities and developmental studies at Colorado Mountain College.He said he plans to continue to be involved with the theater.”Leavin’ Cheyenne” plays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28. There will be a silent art auction during the intermission to benefit the CMC theater. Making the evening into a true variety show, violinist virtuoso Bob Yang, the Mountain Gypsy Tribe, and the Kudzoo Brothers will perform before the play.Tickets are $25 with all proceeds going toward the renovation of the school’s theater. For reserved seating and ticket information, call Lynn McGrath at (970) 453-6757.Amanda Roberson can be reached at 970-668-3998 ext. 245 or by e-mail at aroberson@summitdaily.com.

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